Tom Lehrer famously said that satire died the day Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. What, one wonders, would he have made of the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger has been elected Governor of California? I love California — well, the Northern bit of it anyway — but really it’s a basket-case politically. Someone once said that, geologically speaking, the US slopes from East to West — which explains why everything in America with a screw loose winds up in California. Amen.